In a world where Bourbon connoisseurs revel in the who, what, where, when and how of their liquid spirit, Luxco’s Blood Oath Pact No. 2 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey takes a different path and swears not to tell the source.
Never to Reveal Where He Finds His Bourbon
“The Blood Oath attests – That every batch of Blood Oath is the undertaking of one man – a student of Bourbon and Science. Loyal to no one family, favoring no one distillery and bound by no one philosophy – this Bourbon connoisseur has one goal in mind – to seek out Bourbons rare and wonderful, famous and forgotten. Then bottle them in combinations previously unimagined for a lucky few. Not to cater to anyone’s loyalties, he has sworn to never reveal where he finds his Bourbon, but only to promise to choose and make the best he knows. Loose lips never tasted something so special.”
It’s an Arranged Marriage to Have, Hold and Hide
What they do tell us is that it’s blend of at least three bourbons. And, since its Kentucky Straight Bourbon it has to have been distilled and aged in new oak barrels in Kentucky for at least one year. The label tells us a bit more about the blend.
- An 11 year old spirited bourbon with a decidedly rye mash bill, unmistakably oaky and strong
- An 11 year old disarmingly – smooth, wheated bourbon to soften the edges, yet intensify the flavor
- A seven year old port-barrel finished rye for a velvety sweet goodbye
Blood Oath Pact No. 2, just like its predecessor, is topped with a custom, eco-friendly natural cork, sealed and labeled with certificate-style paper stock signed by John Rempe. New for this year, each bottle of Blood Oath Pact No. 2 will be sold in a commemorative fire-branded wooden box. The Blood Oath series launched in 2015 with Pact No. 1, and will highlight a different variant, or Pact, each year.
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“Pact No. 2 has a slightly fuller mouthfeel than Pact No. 1 with an oaky, caramel and cocoa aroma and a smooth flavor. The port-barrel finish really brings out the spice and fruit finish flavors,” says John Rempe, creator of Blood Oath and Director of Corporate Research and Development at Luxco. “The freedom to choose the bourbons with the most complementary flavor profiles for Blood Oath allows us to create something truly special.”
Blood Oath Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Pact No. 2 is bottled at 98.6 proof. This Pact No. 2 limited release includes only 7,500 3-packs. It’s available in limited quantities nationally in 750ml bottles, with a suggested price retail price of $99.99.